John Womack, whom Richard gives land to and calls his brother, was a bad sort.
He was a hog thief.
"Peter Ashbrook, Jr. aged abut 19 years; deposeth: That sometime
in April last the dept. being in the Woods wth Will Puckett he did see
Jno. Womeck to ye best of ye dept's knowledge with a Gunn on his
shoulder going in the woods Itha small pcell of Hoggs going before him,
amongst weh were five sows & some shoats, & upon the depts
comeing nearing he left ye Hoggs going before him, amongst wch were five
sows & some shoats & upon the depts comeing mearing he lft ye
Hoggs & went another way from them. and further saidth not.
William Puckett, aged about 38 years, Examd; & sworn
saith; that about the middle of Apl last goeing into the Woods in
Company with Peter Ashbrook, Jnr. & Will Basse & goeing along
the Path between Peter Ashbrooks & Fra. Carter's the sd. Peter
Ashbrook, Jnr. call'd to this depont: & told him that yonder was
Jno. Womeck coming along the path with a Gang of Hoggs before him &
this to ye best of his knowledge doth depose That (looking up) he saw
Jno. Womeck turn out of the Path & as fast as he could walk went
down towards ye Ware & this
He abused his wife and his children.